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Report of the Board of Regents 


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Report of the Board of Regents 


Entered at the Post Office as second class mail matter. 

University of Idaho, Office of the IvEuents of the Uni- 
versity OF Idaho. 

Moscow, Idaho, November 30, 1900. 
. ^ To His Excellency, the Governor of Idaho : 
^ Sir — I have the honor to present for your considera- 

tion the report of the Board of Regentsi of the University of 
Idaho for the period beginning January 1, 1905, and end- 
ing December 31, 1906. 

Geo. O. Parkinson, 
Yice-President Board of Resents. 


Kev. I. F. Reach, D. D., President Boise 


George C. Parkinsoii, Vice-President Preston 


Mrs. Samuel H. Hays, Secretary Boise 


James F. McCarthy Wallace 


Edward S. Sweet Grangeville 


Rev. I. F. Roach George C. Parkinson 

Mrs. Samuel H. Hays 





The biennial period covered by this report may conven- 
iently be divided into two periods, which differ widely in 
chai*acter. For the first fifteen months the University en- 
joyed a season of steady growth and uninterrupted devel- 
opment. For this period we have only to record those facts 
which have become familiar to tliose who have followed the 
histories of state universities elsewhere. There was a steady 
increase in the attendance in college. The entrance re- 
quirements were raised, and the University and the High 
Schools co-operated in improving the educational stand- 
ards of both. The Faculty sihowed a higher individual ef- 
fectiveness in instruction and an improved executive or- 
ganization. In a hundred ways that cannot be noted here 
the earnestness of the students in individual self-develop^ 
ment and in promoting the higher interests of their col- 
legiate life, wasi made fully manifest. The agricultural 
interests of the state were unusually responsive to the in- 
fluences emanating from the Agricultural Station, and the 
mining communities expressed their satisfaction with the 
improved opportunities for mining education provided by 
the new mining buildings. 

Since the fire that destroyed the Administration Build- 
ing, March 30, 1906, the EegentSi have been required to as- 
sume unusual responsibilities, and the character of their 
administrative duties has been entirely changed. Their 
own sense of duty and the public sentiment of the state de- 
manded that prompt and effective measures be taken to 
prevent even a temporary deterioration of the educational 


stamdardsi of the institution. It was felt that the weight of 
this; calamity should not be allowed to fall upon the young 
men and young women then in attendance at the Uni- 
versity, and the! Eegents exerted themselves to make all 
possible provision for the educational work of the present 

Through prompt and effective action on the part of 
President James A. MacLean, the hearty co-operation and 
unselfish devotion of the Faculty, the loyal and confident 
fortitude of the students, the generosity of hundreds of citi- 
zens of the state, and the support given by the press, public 
opinion, and every public official, it has been possible to 
achieve much that otherwise would have been beyond our 
powerSi, and to carry the matter forward to the meeting of 
the present Legislature with the slightest possible impair- 
ment of the educational opportunities of the state. For the 
benefit of individual students, who had suffered losses from 
the fire, the citizens of Moscow generously contributed sev- 
eral hundreds of dollars to the Students' Relief Fund. 

In this report your attention is especially directed to the 
sections describing the loss sustained by the University 
(pp. 6-8), to the emergency measures arising therefrom 
(p. 8-10), to the need for an emergency appropriation for 
the proposed Administration Building (p. 13) and the 
proposal to levy a state tax for a permanent University 
Building Fund (p. 14), to the need for an increased ap- 
propriation for maintenance (p. 14), to the table of at- 
tendance (p. 23), and to the financial reports and appen- 
dix which close the present report. 


It was 11 o'clock on theevening of Thursday, March, 29th, 
w"hen the crowd of 300 persons left the building after hav- 
ing listened to a spirited debate between debating-teams 
from the University of Washington and the University of 


Idaho. At 2 o'clock a. in., AssisianI Janilor H. I^\ VVil- 
liains, who sh'pi in I he buildinu, was awaUcncd hy smoke, 
and discov(^ivd tire in lh(» hasenient stairway (d' I he c^ant 
w'uxix. Tlie alarm was inimcdiaiely (nrned in, and within 
a few minutc^s 0}w hose company was playin.i^" a heavy 
stream on the lire from the west windows, follow(Ml in a 
short time by a second stream from the sontli fire-escape. 

An attempt was made to keep the fire from reaching the 
npper stories of the buildinji^, and also to confine it to the 
east winj:"'. It was impossible to check the pro^Tess ')f the 
tlames, and it was soon evident that the strnctnre was 
doomed. When the fire had reached the roof and the 
greater portion of the interior was ablaze, the hose was 
turned to protect the Mines Building and the Armory, and 
the salvage of property was more vigorously pressed. In 
three hours the buildino" was utterly ruined, and only the 
blackened walls remained standing. 

The cause of the fire isi unl^nown. The Regents had 
passed a rigid fire ordinance, and a committee of the fac- 
ulty had recently made a thorough inspection of all the 
buildings, the better toi enforce the ordinance and reduce 
the danger from jire. The buildins; had been carefullv in- 
spected and locked at the close of the debate, and at 11 :40 
p. m. all lights were out except three in the basement. 

The Administration Building was provided for by an 
act of the Territorial Legislature in "^.889 Jt was opened 
for the reception of students October 12, 1892. At that 
time only the west wang was built. Later the central por- 
tion and the east wing were added. The building was de- 
signed by Aj'chitect Babcock of Walla TYaila, and Lirdol 
Smith of Moscow was Superintendent of Construction. 
The contractors were Messrs. Taylor and Lauder of Mos- 

The building was 149 feet long, with three stories, a 
basement story, and an attic. It contained 46 lecture and 
office rooms, the library, the auditorium, the museum, and 
the natural science laboratories. The cost of building was 


|135,000, and the coiitentsi were valued at approximately 
150,000. The salvage on contents, boilers, and brick is esti- 
mated at 110,000. 

In addition to the public property contained in the build- 
ing, many of the professors suffered serious individual 
losses in books, collections, lecture-notes, and material in 
preparation for publication. Over one hundred of the 
students lost bool^s, clothing, instruments, etc. 

Insurance was held in the following companies and was 
all paid within a short period : 

Pennsylvania, |5000.00; Connecticut, |4000.00; Na- 
tional, 14000.00 ; Germania, |5000.00 ; Home, Fire and Ma- 
rine, $5000.00; London and Lancashire, |5000.00; Aetna 
Insurance Company, |2000.00; Phoenix Insurance Com- 
pany, |5000. 00 ; Northern Insurance Company, |5000.00; 
Northern Insurance Company, |bjOO.OO; Palatine 
Fire Insurance Company, |2000.00; Springfield, J!?2000.00; 
Liverpool, London and Globe, |5000.00; Royal, 
15000.00; The German, |2000.00; Underwriters, |3000.00; 
German, |5000.00; American, |5000.00; Mercantile, 
15000.00; Caledonian, |5000.00; Aachen and Munich, 
15000.00; The Home, f 5000.00; Firemen's Fund, |5000.00; 
Pacific Underwriters, $5000.00; The Royal, $3000.00; Gir- 
ard, $5000.00. Total, $106,500.00. 


The actual loss of property was not the most serious ele- 
ment in the situation presented to the Regents at their 
April meeting. The value of the educational equipment to 
the State was infinitely greater than the amount of money 
which the State had invested. 

The greater loss which threatened and which seemed 
inevitable, was the educational loss, the loss of the educa- 
tional advantages and opportunities, the deterioration of 
educational standards, and the disintegration of all the 
educational forces represented by a University. It was 


chiefly to Ix^ fearcnl Mini, iliis hocoimI loss would i>r()vc' 
greater iviul more overwheliniiij^- (lian the first. 

The nieasnr( s undertaken by the l\ej^(Mits for the r«Mt(>ra- 
tion of the edueational facilities of the University are de- 
scribed as follows: 

The Library 

The loss of the library was particularly discoura^ini]^. 
Every book and pamphlet and the central work-room of 
the college had been destroyed. The* only large room that 
remained to the University was the main floor of the 
Armory, and it was decided toi sacrifice indoor drill and 
indoor athletics, and to place the reading room and the 
books that should be collected in this room, until new aiud 
more suitable accommodations could be provided. 

It w^as seen that the unexpended balance of the last leg- 
islative appropriation would furnisih only a small portion 
of the most necessary volumes, and it was resolved that all 
gifts of money and all offers of assistance should be di- 
rected to the re-establishment of the library. 

The receipts from donations were |178T.37, 1148 vol- 
umes, 150 pamphlets, and 400 volumes of unbound maga- 
zines. 5000 volumes of government documents w^ere re- 
stored by the United States Government. 

In 1906-7 the University has a library of about 5000 vol- 
umes, exclusive of government publicatioins, and it is be- 
lieved that a portion of the foundation of a good working 
library has been laid. 

The Scientific Laboratories 

The laboratorlesi of the departments of Chemistry, Phy- 
sics and Biology and their most valuable apparatus and 
equipment had been destroyed. For new quarters ^Ye 
rooms on the second and third floors of the Engineering 
Building were assigned to Chemistry ; and Physics and Bi- 


ology were temporarily located on the first and second 
floors of the same building. Fot the purchase of new ap- 
paratuiSi and supplies, the appropriations for the depart- 
mental budgets of these departments were as large as the 
limited means at the disposal of the Regents would permit. 


It was inevitable that the rebuilding of the Administra- 
tion Building should occupy more than one building sea- 
son, and it was Secided to construct during the summer of 
1906, a suitable building for the permanent use of one of 
the departments of the Uniyersity, which would be avail- 
able for college purposes during 1906-7. A full description 
of this building will be found in a later section of the re- 
port. In addition five rooms Avere provided on the third 
floor of the Engineering Building previously unfinished, 
and the new mining buildings were made available for the 
use of that department. 

The walls of the ruined Administration Building were 
examined and pronounced useless for purposes of recon- 
struction and were blasted with dynamite June 29th, 1906. 
One million and a quarter of brick were cleaned and 
stacked to be used for backing and filling and interior 
walls of new buildings. The cost of cleaning was ?1.25 to 
|1.50 per thousand, and the cleaned bricks are estimated at 
|7 per thousand. The whole cost of blasting the walls, 
cleaning and piling brick, removing stone foundations, 
stone steps, iron fire escapes, steam boilers, and removing 
all debris was |3898.98. 


The plans chosen by the Board of Regents for the new 

Administration Building call for a structure which, when 

completed, will be one of the finest University buildings in 

the Northwest. It will stand on the site of the building 


iHHHMiiIv (lestroyiHl by lire, .-nKl will he I lie most iiiipoi'ljiiij 
iiiul cciih'nl (Vaturc of I lie collci^c cainiMis. A nuii'ltci- n\' 
plauH were subiuillcd do tlic boai'd by dilTcH'ent architXM'tK. 
Those prepariHl by Tourtcllonc ^l Co. weixi iinally chosen, 
and these architects were j»iven instructions to coniph^^te 
tlieir drawings with the U'ast jvossibh' (k'lay, in order tliat 
the reniainin<j; portion of the buikling season nii<^ht be uti- 
lized for hiyiug- the foundation. 

On October 9th, bids for laying the foundation, consist- 
ing of concrete work and sandstone up to the water table, 
were received from Larson & Carter of Boise, Colson & 
Sons of Spokane, F. E. Peterson of Spokane, and Lasher & 
Burke of Lewiston. The contract for the excavation and 
foundation work was awarded to Colson & Sons of Spo- 
kane, the lowest bidders, for |24,535 and 22 cents per cubic 
yard for excavation, on filing a satisfactory bond. The 
date of completion was fixed at January 15th, 1907. 

A cut of the building and a description of the arrange- 
ment of the floor space is submitted herewith. The build- 
ing will cover a ground space of 274 by 130 feet and will 
be three stories high. The exterior will be of cream-colored 
granite brick with buft-colored sandstone trimmings. The 
sandstone used in the United States Government Building 
in Boise has been specified for the foundations. The style 
of architecture is sometimes described as Ciollege Gothic, 
and has been adopted in many well-known buildings erect- 
ed for American Universitiesi. 

On account of the cost of the building and the uses to 
which it is to be devoted, the plans call for reinforced con- 
crete for interior walls and floor levels and for fire proof 
construction throughout the building. Special attention 
has been paid to heating, lighting, and ventilation. For 
heating, the steam blast system has; been adopted. The air 
is heated by coils of steam pipe underneath the building 
and is forced by fans through the rooms and hallsi, elimi- 
nating the use of radiators and supplying pure, warm air 


in cold weather, and pure, fresh air in warm weather. Uni- 
lateral lighting isi provided for all recitation rooms. 

The plansi show a large tower, 35 feet square and 135 
feet high, over the entrance, which may be seen from all 
sides of the building. The entrance will be 25 feet wide 
with clustered columns on each side and will lead into a 
lofty rotunda with a wide stairway on each side and 
masonry arcades supported by columns. 

There will be a main corridor 14 feet in width, running 
at right angles to the main entrance the full length of 
the building. On the east side of the corridor will be lo- 
cated the executive offices, which are provided with a large 
fire proof vault; lecture rooms for history, German, mathe- 
miatics, civil engineering; and a large drafting room. 

On the west side of the corridor are the Civil Engineer- 
ing Testing Laboratory, the Deans' office, a. lecture room 
for Physics, and a large lecture room to be used by all de- 
partments for very large classes. It will have a seating 
capacity of 160. At the extreme ends of the building the 
corridor is widened into halls 24 feet in" width and with 
stairways leading to the upper floors. 

The north wing contains a large auditorium with seat- 
ing capacity of 600 on the ground floor and 300 in the gal- 

The second floor provides a lecture room for French, a 
laboratory, lecture-room and office for biology, two offices 
and two lecture rooms for English, a room for the precep- 
tress, the girls' rest room, the cloak room, and lavatories. 
Between the girls' apartments and the main rotunda will 
be a large library 62 feet by 67 feet. 

On the third floor will be located the preparatory de- 
partment, the department of music, and the Y. M. C. A. 

First — The University needs new buildings. It goes 
without saying, of course, that the present situation will 


!4(W)n pnvvt^ in(()l(M*;il)l('. 11 is (ncn <l()iib(riil ;il (he pres<'nt 
time wlu'duM' it can be niaiulaiiuHl for l!)()()-7. 'I'lic libi'ary 
and luanv oC (he. ehiisysHroonm are cold and cannot be |)er- 
I'ectl.y heated, some of the recitation rooms are wretclu'dly 
inadeqnate to present nses, and it will recpiire all the for- 
titnde and conrage and loyalty of the students and faculty 
to maintain the educational standards and regular routine 
of the institution during the inclement weather of the next 
three months. 

It is expected that the new fire-proof Administration 
Building, the foundations for which are now under con- 
struction, will entirely relieve the severity of the present 
situation. The plans for the superstructure call for a total 
expenditure of |264,601.43 according to the estimates of 
the ai'chitects. Deducting the balance of the insurance 
money unexpended and noAv available for this purpose, ap- 
propriations of 1224,601.43 will be necessary to complete 
the building. It is expected that the Auditorium, esti- 
mated at |40,000 and included in this building, cannot be 
constructed at this time. Making these deductions, appro- 
priations amounting to |184,601 will be asked from the 
present Legislature for this building. 

But even though the Administration Building were now 
finished, instead of begun, and stood today on the campus 
completely equipped and ready for occupancy, the Uni- 
versity would still need many new buildings so urgently 
that their construction could not be delayed without det- 
riment to the cause of education in this State. A central 
heating-plant is required before the buildings now on the 
campus can be properly and economically heated. A Ma- 
chinery Hall must soon be provided for the department of 
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. A building for 
Domestic Science must be provided before the present four 
years' course, now outlined for that department, can be 
carried into full operation. Our present library numbers 
only 3000 volumes. At the close of the year it may num- 
ber 5000. The scholarship of the University and the needs 


of the University and the State require a library ten times 
as large in a building adequately equipped for library pur- 
poses, and no other expenditure of money, either by the 
State, by corporations, or by private individuals can be 
expected to produce an equal return. A sufficient library 
isi now and will remain the firsft and most urgent need of 
the University. The Agricultural department needs a 
stock- judging pavilion and a larger area for indoor experi- 
ment in liorticulture. The two new buildings of the Mining 
Department are better adapted to the uses of instruction in 
the Mining Department than any with Avhich we are famil- 
iar, but their presence on the campus only serves to empha- 
size the need of a larger building for lectures, a geological 
collection, and the Department of Geology. The classes in 
Chemistry are too large for the present quarters of the 
department, or for any that can be provided in any build- 
ing now on the campus or under construction, and a sep- 
arate building for Chemistry might well have been men- 
tioned at the first of the list instead of at the last. 

The buildings mentioned may be suitably divided into 
three classes, according to the sources from which relief 
may reasonably be expected. In the first class fall the Ad- 
ministration Building, the heating-plant, and the Domestic 
Science Building, for which the Legislature will be asked 
to make special appropriationsi. In the second class will 
fall the Machinery Hall, the Library, the Chemistry Build- 
ing, and the Agricultural Pavilion, which may be left to 
the slower operation of a small permanent tax levied for 
this purpose. A state inheritance tax appropriated to a 
permanent University Building Fund would suffice for the 
construction of the buildings last enumerated in a term of 
years. Third, the Geological Building and the Conserva- 
tory of Music which we may reasonably expect to be pro- 
vided by donation within a few years. 

Second — The University needs an increased appropria- 
tion for maintenance. Under the heading of maintenance 
and equipment the folloAving needs may be briefly sunimar- 


ized : Tlu^ ('(hmj>I('((' rcsjorjilioii of llic ('(nii|)ni(Mil of llin 
Physical, Cheiuicjil, niul Hiolo^icjil lahoratorics, and of Die 
Civil Kn^iiiuHMMiiii Depart men! , (he j)m'clias(' of hooks for 
the lihrary, (he h(^atinj» aiul 0(|ui|)iiient of the iNTf^lalliir^ical 
}>iiil(liiiU-, Ww purchaHo of fiiriiiturc for Morrill Hall (now 
under constrnctioii and practically coni])let(Ml), and salary 
charjjes for assistants in three colle<>iate departments. 
There is hardly a department in the University which does 
not require assistance in instruction. Most of the profes- 
sors are carryins^ more hours of recitation and laboratory 
work than is consistent Avith the demands of scholarship 
or of good teaching. 

Third — The University needs more land. The original 
purchase of twenty acres was undoubtedly too small. A 
whole section of land — 640 acres^ — would have been com- 
mensurate with the needs of the University and could be 
utilized at the present time. In the past year the Eegents 
have acquired by purchase three blocks of the old campus, 
and sixtv-three acres that connect the Universitv grounds 
with the farm, and by donation the seven lots that form 
the site of the Agricultural Building. Eight hundred and 
eifichtv acres on the Moscow range have been leased from 
the State for a term of years. This tract wall serve foi' a 
summer pasture, a wood lot, and some of the uses of the 
Experiment Station. 

Three hundred and twenty acres have been donatecl by 
the citizens of Caldwell; one hundred and tw^enty acres 
under the ditch will be used for irrigation experiments and 
the remainder for experiments in dry-land farming. It is 
not the intention of the Kegents to acquire any more land 
at a distance from the Universitv. It has been suggested 
that some time in the future a small tract will be needed as 
a site for a summer biological station, and Lake Coeur 
d'Alene has been mentioned as a suitable location. This 
matter, how^ever, has not been thoroughly discussed and is 
not under consideration at present. 

It is not the intention to ask the Legislature for any 


money to buy land, and, unlesis the money is secured 
through donation, it is quite likely that the University will 
be confined to its present limits for many years. 

It is toi be hoped, however, that the University will soon 
be able to take better care of its campus than is possible 
under present conditions. A College campus should carry 
memories of a thousand delightful and ennobling asisocia- 
tions. The campus of today and tomorrow is something 
to be deplored and forgotten. 

Fourth — The University needs an Athletic Field. We 
had hoped that a strong public interest in athletics might 
be sufficient to provide the University with a good athletic 
field. We are still hoping that somehow, somebody from 
somewhere will be moved by the spirit of true philan- 
thropy, or some other laudable motive, and will construct 
a field that will be sufficiently well-drained to provide a 
dry, level surface until after Thanksgiving, that will have 
a grand stand that can be mounted without risk of acci- 
dent, and that will afford no opportunity for evading the 
keepers of the gate. 

Fifth— The University needs local scholarships, rail- 
road scliolarships someone has called them, with the idea 
that the scholarship should be sufficient to defray the stu- 
dent's traveling expenses for three years during his college 
course. A plan is here outlined by which each town, by an 
annual expenditure of |150, could materially assist several 
of its students in attendance at the University. 

Suppose, for example, the citizens of Boise should estab- 
lish a scholarship of f 150, payable in three annual install- 
ments of |50 each, the first on matriculation at the Uni- 
versity, the second and third in September of the succeed- 
ing years. The cost would be |50 in 1906, |100 in 1907, 
and |150 in 1908 and hereafter. So that at any given time 
there would be three beneficiaries of the scholarship in at- 
tendance at the University. It will depend, of course, on 
the donors of the scholarships whether these scholarships 
are established on a basis of gift or on a basis of loan. 



At (lu^ ojuMiiii^- of {\\i\ ,v(Nir lOO^-d (licrc wtTc a iimnbcr of 
I'haiiiivs ill and additions (o (liC" b'acnlt.y. 

Professor Aldrich was j::iven a velar's loavi^ of absence, 
whicli lie »pent for the most ]>art at L(daiid Stanford 
eJunior University. Tii IMay he rereiviHl the dejjjree of IMi.J). 
from that iustitntion. His work in Biolojj^ was ablj taken 
for the year by Dr. diaries Edward Lewis, who received 
liis iind(M*oTadiiate work at the IJnivei*sity of Indiana and 
his jrradnate Avork for the most part at Cornell University, 
from whicli he received the degree of Ph.D. in 1905. 

INIr. Harold Lucius Axtell, instructor in Preparatory 
Greek and Latin, spent his year's leave of absence at the 
I^niversity of Chicai>o, where he received his Ph.D. in Sep- 
tember, 1906. 

The position of Professor of Mining aud Metallurgy, made 
vacant bv the resignation of Professor Miller, was filled bv 
the appointment of Byron Edward Janes, a graduate of the 
University of California in the Mining Course in 1900. 
For a number of years preceding his collegiate work and 
since graduation. Professor Janes wasi engaged in practical 
mining work, both as assayer and mine superintendent, in 
Alaska, South America, British Columbia, and Mexico. 

The work in English was for the first time divided into 
tv^^o parts, English Language and English Literature, 
thereby greatly increasing its efficiency. Professor Hen- 
rietta Evangeline Moore, Ph.D., Columbia Uniyersity, 
1904, became the head of the department and carries the 
work in English Literature. Miss Agatha Jean Sonna, 
M.A., Columbia University, 1903, was made instructor in 
the English Language. 

Captain Edward Kobert Chrisman, 16th U. S. Infantry, 
who was twice detailed by the United States Government 
as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Uni- 
versity of Idaho, 1894-98 and again 1902-5, was recalled to 
his regiment for service in the Philippines. In his place 
was detailed Lieutenant George Edward Steunenberg of 


the ISth Cavalry, U. S. A., who had served asi captain, U, S. 
v., in the Spanish- American War. 

Claude Kussell Fountain, a graduate of the University 
of Oregon in 1901 and a graduate student and assistant in 
physics at Columbia University from 1901 to 1905, was ap- 
pointed associate professor of Physics. 

In the Agricultural Experiment Station tAVo specialists 
were added, a station chemist and an irrigationist. To the 
former position came Mr. Shirley Jones, B.S., University 
of California, 1903, afterwards assistant in Chemistry, and 
later engaged in practical work in San Francisco. The 
new position of irrigationist in co-operation with the 
United States Department of Agriculture was filled by Mr. 
Elias Nelson, B. A., University of Wyoming, 1898; M.A., 

The position of instructor in Domestic Economy, made 
vacant by the resignation of Miss Dora P. Porter, was 
filled by Miss Elizabeth Kyan, the incumbent of a similar 
position in the Colorado Agricultural College at Fort Col- 
lins, Colorado. Miss Ryan is a graduate of Hackley Man- 
ual Training School, Muskegon, Michigan, and of Pratt 
Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mr. Beverly Sprague Allen was appointed instructor in 
Latin and Greek in the absence of Dr. Axtell. Mr. Allen 
received the degrees of B.A. and M.A. from the Universitv 
of California in 1903 and 1905, respectively, and was as- 
sistant there from 1902 to 1905. The present year he was 
transferred to Englishp, vice Miss Gertrude Jenkins, re- 

Miss Margaret Bryan McCallie left in October, 1905, for 
further study of vocal expression in Chicago, after having 
served the University as Librarian since 1899. Her place 
was filled by the appointment of Miss Belle Sweet, B.L.S., 
University of Illinois, 1904. Miss Sweet comes to us thor- 
oughly equipped by practical experience in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, and Clinton, Iowa, for her exacting duties in aiding 
to reconstruct the library since the fire. 

OF Till-: UNlVIillSlTY OF lUAUO 


A very imporlanl ni>i>()intm(Mit of the year was llial of 
Mr. Kraiu'is Jenkins as Bursar and Secretary of the Fac- 
ulty. Mr. Jenkins is a man of ricli exi)eri(^nce in business 
matters, havin<»- servcnl as Treasurer of Slioslione ('ounty 
from 1885-1887, as Superintendent of the l^unker Hill and 
Sullivan Mine for seven ye;irs, and as independent opera- 
tor and j>eneral manager of varioius mines. 

For the year 190G-7 Professor Aldrich and Dr. Axtell re- 
turn to their duties, and twoi other members of the faculty 
are absent on leave, Professor Baden of the Department of 
Latin and Greek, now traveling for his health, and Mr. 
Miles Reed, principal of the Preparatory School, on a 
scholarship at Teachers' College, Columbia University. 

Dr. Arthur Patch McKinlay is professor ad interim in 
Latin and Greek. He received his B.A. degree from the 
University of Oregon in 1893, his M.A. and Ph.D. from 
Harvai'd University in 1904 and 1906, respectively. For a 
number of years he was instructor in Latin in the Port- 
land (Oregon) High School. 

Mr. Philip Soulen takes Mr. Eeed's work in Education 
in the College, and his science subjects in the Preparatory 
School. Mr. Soulen is a graduate of Hope College, 1892; 
M. A., 1895, and has had fourteen years' experience in sec- 
ondary school work. 

Dr. Laurence E. Gurney took the position of associate 
professor of physics, vice Professor Fountain, who is now 
teaching in Williams College. Professor Gurney received 
the B.A. degree from Colby College in 1899 and the Ph.D. 
degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Chicago 
in 1906. He has taught in Bradley Polytechnic Institute, 
Alleghany College, and Kockf ord College. 

Mr. Tor Van Pyk, who was informally connected with 
the University during 1905-6, received the appointment of 
instructor in voice culture and choral work. Mr. Van Pyk 
has studied under masters in Stockholm, Vienna, Dresden, 
and Berlin, and was for seven years head of the vocal de- 


partment of Lachmund's ConseirYatory of Music, New 

Mr. Justin Sarsfield DeLury was appointed instructor in 
geology and mineralogy, thereby relieving Professor Janes 
of a part of his work. Mr. DeLury was graduated from 
the University of Toronto in 1904 with the degree of B.A., 
was a fellow of the University of Toronto 1905-6 ; with the 
Canadian Geological Survey in 1904, and with the Ontario 
Bureau of Mines in 1906. 

Miss Berenice S. Maynard, a graduate of the Michigan 
Agricultural College of the year 1905 in the domestic econ- 
omj course, was appointed household manager of Riden- 
baugh Hall. Miss Maynard taught domestic economy in 
the Young Woman's Christian Association, Portland, Ore- 
gon, during 1905-6. 

Miss Carrie Frances Thompson, University of Idaho, 
B.A., 1906, was appointed assistant in German, doing par- 
tial work. 


The Collegiate Faculty consists of all professors, acting 
professors, and associate professors of the college depart- 
ments, and the principal of the Preparatory School. Ivegu- 
lar faculty meetings are held on the first Friday of each 
month. The standing committees of the faculty are the 
committees on admissions, on courses, attendance and dis- 
cipline, student organizations and public events, student 
entertainments, library, preparatory school, and accred- 
ited schools. In matters of general student interest — for ex- 
ample, athletics, debates, public events — the faculty com- 
mittee co-operates with the corresponding student com- 

The Committee on Discipline — The committee has au- 
thority to note the general conduct of students, and, in con- 
ference with the President, to suspend from the University, 
subject to the ratification of the Faculty. 

ov Tin: uNiviciisiTi' of idaiio 21 

Tilt' Commit ((H' on Secondary Schools The ( 'onimitt(»ri 
on Secondary Schools d(M(M-mines Uy pm'sonal visilalion (he 
character of instruction in schools applyinj^' foi* admission 
to the accredited list and makes recoinmeudatious to the 
I'acnlty. The members of the committee annnally inspect 
the conrse of study for each accredited school. 

The Committee on Courses — The Committee on Courses 
passes on all (luestions of detail pertaining to class stand- 
ing, elect i(m of studies, application for extra hours, and 
changes of courses, and prepares the time table. Students 
who are delinquent or deficient in their studies are notified 
by the ctmimittee within six weeks after the beginning of 
each semester, and students who. do not obtain at least 
eight credits in college work in a semester are dropped 
from the roll. 



In the past tw^o years the requirements for admission to 
all collegiate courses have been materially raised, so that 
now we have the same standard of entrance as the best 
state universities, and a higer standard than several of the 
newer ones. Whereas two yearsi ago, it was possible for a 
student to enter with but 24 points or three years of high- 
school work, now 32 points are required, representing a full 
four years' course. As is to be expected, the higher stand- 
ard, of admission brings a class of students better prepared 
to take up the college work. 

One new subject of instruction in the college deserves 
mention. A course in Library Apprentice Work is given 
for the first time this year, consisting of lectures on the his- 
tory of libraries and library development, topical discus- 
sions, and reference work. Practical work includes the 
mechanical preparation of books for the shelves, the keep- 
ing of periodical records, accessioning, classifying, and 


cataloging of books, and any work that will teach the care 
and mianagement of a library. 

The division of the work of the English Department into 
English Literature and English Language adds variety to 
the courses and, particularly, effectiveness in the very 
necessary training in the use of the English Language, as 
more work in composition is now possible than hitherto. 

The Domestic Economy Department has broadened its 
work during the past year to' include not only cookery, but 
sewing and other branches, so that it can now offer the be- 
ginnings of a full four years' course, leading to the degree 
of Bachelor of Science in Domestic Economy. 


The scholastic year 1906-7, contrary to fears expressed 
after the fire, opens with a healthy increase in all depart- 
ments. In addition to the figures given below, there will 
doubtless be a few additions, especially at the opening of 
the second semester. A further addition will be made 
by the short course in Agriculture, the attendance of which 
is estimated at 50. 

In 1905-6 there were registered in the college 202 stu- 
dents, in the Preparatory School 108; this year, up to No- 
vember 1, 228 students in college and 128 in the Prepara- 
tory, making a total of 356, an increase of 14 4-5 per cent. 
^ When it is borne in mind that the requirements for ad- 
mission have been increased verv materiallv in the last two 
yearsi, the increase of the efficiency of the High Schools of 
the State and the general interest in higher education be- 
come apparent. 

There are in attendance at the University students from 
the following counties : Ada, Bear Lake, Bingham, Blaine, 
Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Custer, Elmore, Idaho, Kootenai, 
Latah, Lincoln, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Shoshone, and 
Washington. The only counties, therefore, not repre- 
sented in the year's registration are Bannock, Fremont, and 


Loiuhi. One or more studcMils rcj^istci' fi'om VVasliiii^ioii, 
Oiv<i()ii, Iowa, Nebraska, Nortli Dakota, JMissouri, VV^scoii- 
siii, Illinois, and California, wliilc hvo slndonls conic I'l-oni 
for(M>n conntries, (Canada and Holland, respectively. 

Of the new stndents in college, \\'li() nnnd)cr 8G, 80 Ikivc* 
IxM^n a<lnntted as P^reslinien, two as unclassed stndents pur- 
snin^- special work, and fonr have entered the Sophomore 
class from other institntions (Stanford, Northwestern, 
Whitman, and Wooster). 

The stndents in college are divided as followsi, accord- 
ing to the conrses which they are pursning: Bachelor of 
Arts, 68; Bachelor of Science, 29; Bachelor of Mnsic, 20; 
Bachelor of Science in Domestic Economy (recently es- 
tablished), 2; Baehelor of Science in Agriculture, 3 ; (short 
conrses estimated at 50) ; Bachelor of Science in Civil En- 
gineering, 21; Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, 
37 ; Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 44 ; Pre- 
paratory, Classical, 36 ; Scientific, 60 ; English, 32. Num- 
ber of College Classes, 103; number of Preparatory 
Classes, 28; number of credit-hoursi of instruction in col- 
lege, 290; (in the case of laboratory, drawing, and field 
work from two to four hours are counted as one credit- 
hour) ; number of periods of instruction in Preparatory, 
86 ; average size of College Classesi, 15 ; average size of Pre- 
paratory Classes, 27. 

(Excluding short courses in Agriculture and Music.) 

Year College Prep. Special Total 

1802-1893 6 126 3 135 

1893-1894 14 216 2 232 

1894-1895 28 183 .. 211 

1895-1896 42 220 24 286 

1896-1897 65 153 .. 218 

1897-1898 78 161 9 248 

1898-1899 61 104 18 183 

1899-1900 90 120 16 226 

1900-1901 128 111 11 250 

1901-1902 123 139 17 279 


1902-1903 , 128 162 18 308 

1903-1904 144 198 7 349 

1904-1905 173 156 3 332 

1905-1906 199 108 3 310 

1906-1907 224 128 4 356 

To December, 1906. 

In the above tables it m noticeable that while the Pre- 
paratory School enrollment has fiuctnated largely 
(126 in 1892-3, 220 in 1895-6, and 128 this year), 
the registration in college has had an almost con- 
stantly rising movement, slow at first, but of late 
years increasing rapidly. The decrease in the Pre- 
paratory School from 198 in 1903-4 to 128 this 
year is a hopeful sign, inasmuch as it shows that the high 
school courses throughout the State are being rapidly 
lengthened so that fewer students are compelled to obtain 
their secondary education away from their home-towns. 


First Semester 

No. of 
Credits Students 

I Greek: 

Course 1 Anabasis 5 5 

Course 3 Plato's Apology 3 7 

Course 3a Composition 2 6 

II Latin: 

1 Cicero's De Senectute 4 12 

3 Cicero's Letters 3 10 

3a Composition 2 7 

5 Tacitus 2 7 

III German: 

1 Elementary 5 3 2 

3 Intermediate German 4 37 

5 Schiller 3 20 

7 Lessing- 2 17 

13 Teachers' Course 3 5 

IV French: 

1 Elementary French 5" 3 4 

3 Intermediate French 4 16 

7 Eighteenth Century 2 5 

9 Nineteenth Century 3 7 

V Spanish: (No courses given in 1906-7) 


No. of 
Credits Students 

VI KuKllsl^ IjansuuRo and Llti laturo: 

la Composition and lihotorif (Fri'sluncn) :i s:{ 

lb History of Kn^Hsli IjittMaturt> ( Fr»\sinni>n) . . . li 36 

3a (Composition (Sophomoros) '2 62 

3b Shai<ospraro (Soi)bomores) 2 35 

9 The Kng:lish Novel 2 9 

11 Ninotoenth Century Poetry 3 20 

13 American Literature 2 13 

15 Great Books 2 13 

17 Advanced Composition 2 11 

21 Old English 3 4 

23 Good Usage 1 8 

VII Library V^'ork: 

1 Library Apprentice W^ork 3 8 

VIII Public Speaking: 

1 Oral Interpretation of Dramatic Literature .... 1 5 

3 Oral Debate 2 18 

IX History: 

1 Europe In the Middle Ages 3 30 

4 The Government of the United States 3 10 

5 English History 2 12 

7 The Eve of the French Revolution 2 10 

X Political Science: 

5 General Principles of Political Economy 2 6 

7 Public Finance . 2 4 

XI Philosophy: 

1 Psychology 4 23 

XII Education: 

1 History of Education 2 9 

2 Gen. Ed. Theory and Practice 2 5 

XIII Mathematics: 

1 College Algebra • 5 81 

3 Descriptive Geometry 2 20 

5 Analytical Geometry 4 25 

7 Integral Calculus 4 22 

XIV Physics: 

1 General Physics 3 55 

la Experimental Electricity 1 15 

3 Elementary Electricity and Magnetism 3 20 

3a Electricity and Magnetism 3 9 

5 Theoretical Mechanics 3 21 

XV Chemistry: 

la General Chemistry 4 34 

lb General Chemistry 4 - 12 

Ic General Chemistry 4 13 

3 Qualitative Analysis 4 17 

5 Carbon Compounds 4 2 

7 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 2 18 

11 Industrial Chemistry 2 6 

XVI Biology: 

1 General Zoology 4 4 

2 Gen. Prins. of Biology 2 3 

3 Plant Histology 4 3 

5 Entomology 4 4 

9 Advanced Entomology 1 


No. of 

XVII Music: . Credits Students 

Piano and Theory: 

Piano (la, 3a, 5a, 7a, 2 credits each, continued 

for four years) 18 

Theory of Music (lb, 3b, 5b, 7b, 2 credits each, 

continued for four years) 18 

5 c History of 'Music 2 3 

Vocal Music: Individual instruction, continued 

for four years 13 

Choral instruction 40 

XVIII Domestic Econoniy: 

Domestic Science (Cookery, 5 sections, continued 

for three years) 43 

Domestic Art (Sewing, etc., 3 sections, coptiniied 

for two years) 24 

XIX Military Science and Tactics: 

1 Regulations 1 51 

3 Military Science 1 33 

XX Animal Husbandry: 

1 Breeds of Livestock 2 

Winter course in dairying and horticulture ( esti- 
mated) 50 

XXII Agronomy: 

1 Soil Physics 4 2 

XXIII Civil Engineering: 

a Lettering ' 2 42 

1 Surveying 4 20 

5 Testing Laboratory 2 2 

7 Masonry and Foundations 4 4 

XXIV Mining and Metallurgy: 

1 Assaying 2 13 

5 Metallurgy of Gold and Silver 3 10 

7 General Metallurgy 2 10 

9 Metallurgical Laboratory , 3 9 

11 Mining Lectures 3 10 

XXV Geology and Mineralogy: 

1 General Geology 3 18 

3 Mineralogy 2 10 

6 Petrology 2 6 

XXVI Machine Design: 

1 Mechanical Drawing 2 14 

5 Machine Design 2 6 

7 Electrical Design 2 7 

XXVII Steam Engineering: 

1 Steam Engines and Boilers 5 16 

XXVIII Shop Work: 

1 Wood Working 2 35 

XXIX Electrical Engineering: 

5 Alternating Currents 5 4 

9 Electrical Transmission 4 6 

11 Telephone and Telegraph 2 6 


('()( usHs or /ANV'Avrv'/o.v /''<>!// \im\7 

First Scnu'stcr 

No. of 

1 English: Periods Students 

D Ninth Grade Engrllsh 4 18 

C Tenth Grade English 4 37 

B Eleventh Grade English 4 31 

A Twelfth Grade English 4 21 

2 German: 

B Beginning German 4 27 

a Second Year German 4 16 

3 Greek: 

B First Greek Lessons 4 6 

4 Latin: 

D Latin Lessons 5 47 

C Second Year Latin 5 25 

b Cicero 4 13 

5 History: 

D Ancient History 4 25 

C European History 4 43 

A American History 2 27 

6 Mathematics: 

D Beginning- Algebra 4 34 

C Advanced Algebra 4 38 

B Plane Geometry 4 45 

A Solid Geometry 4 12 

7 Natural Science: 

D Zoology 3 46 

B Physics . 5 . 33 

A Chemistry 3 14 

8 Domestic Art: 

A Sewing 3 9 

9 Manual Training: 

B Shop Work .4 

Of the above subjects of instruction, those having the 
greatest number of students are : English, 288 in College 
and 107 in the Preparatory School ; Mathematics, 148 and 
95 ; Physics, 120 and 33 ; German, 112 and 43 ; Chemistry, 
102 and 14; Mining and Geology, 86; Civil Engineering, 
76; Domestic Economy, 67 and 9; History, 62 and 129; 
French, 62. 


The Committee on Accredited Schools — In the last twO' 
years the committee on accredited schoolsi, which consists 
of three members of the faculty, has continued the practice 
of visiting the high schools in the state. In this period the 


secondary schools have undergone a gratifying improve- 
ment. The large majority now have a four years' course; 
and several of the schools in smaller towns have added a 
year to their course. Several new high schools have been 
established. The number of schools has come to be so large 
as to make desirable the appointment of an additional 
member to the visiting committee. 

It is thought that much good has resulted from the visits. 
Better text-books have been introduced in a number of the 
schools, courses of study have been modified in accordance 
with suggestions made by members of the committee, and 
positions have been secured by desirable teachers. The 
students in the secondary schools, the teachers, and the 
general public have come to know more of the University 
— its courses of study, its teaching force, and its equip- 
ment. The University has come to know the secondary 
schools better — their aims, their equipment in teachers, 
libraries, and laboratories. It has also come to understand 
better the difficulties and problems that confront the high 
schools of the state. 

The following is a list of the high schools that have been 
accredited with various totals of points : 
Boise, Kellogg, 

Blackfoot, Lewiston, 

Caldwell, Moscow, 

Ooeur d'Alene, Mountain Home, 

College of Idaho, Caldwell, Mullan, 
Emmett, Nampa, 

Fielding Academy, Paris, Payette, 
Genessee, Pocatello, 

Glenn's Perry, Rathdrum, 

Grangeville, Sand Point, 

Harrison, Shoshone, 

Hailey, Wallace, 

Idaho State Academv, Poca- Wardner, 

t/ 7 7 

tello, Weiser. 

Idaho Fallsi, 


STAT/'] .l/*/*AV>/ViV 1770.VN 

Year Maintenance Building 

1889 $15,000.00 Mi -mill lovy, Bld^^ Fund 

1S91 %-mlll k«vy, Bld«:. P'und 

1893 li.000.00 %-mlll levy, Bldg. Fund iixliid- 

ing year 1895 

1895 18,246.00 

1897 17,969.14 

1899 20,000.00 .$1 4,000, Tmprovcmont Fund 

1901 22,000.00 50,000. liuilding Fund 

1903 ....50,000.00 43,000 B'ld'g and Imp. Fund 

1905 26,500.00 40.000 Metallurgical Laboratory 

And Interest funds 7,5 00 Permanent Improvem'ts 


Building Amount Rate 

Engineering Building $27,500 2.10 

Ridenbaugh Hall 23,500 2.60 

Armory and Gymnasium 20,750 2.50 

The Annex 1,750 5.50 

The Horticultural Building 2,000 2.80 

The Assay Building 15,000 1.80 and 2.76 

The Metallurgical Building 15,000 3.00 and 3.50 

Morrill Hall 20,000 1.60 and 1.80 

Experiment Station Farm House 600 1.50 

Experiment Station Farm Barn 2,000 4.50 

Barn 500 4.50 


The University Buildings are heated by four separate 
heating plants, that of the Engineering Building, the Ar- 
mory and Gymnasium, the Assay Building, and the ITor- 
ticultural Building. A fifth plant will alsO' shortly be put 
in service. As they differ essentially in details each will 
be described separately. 

The heating plant of the Engineering Building, used also 
for heating Eidenbaugh Hall, is a combined high and low 
pressure heating and power plant, heating by direct radia- 
tion. The plant consists of two 45 H. P. horizontal multi- 
tubular boilers, both installed in 1902 at the time of the 
construction of the Engineering Building. On account of 
the plant's being used for power purposes and for heating 
Ridenbaugh Hall, steam isi generated at a high pressure 
and is reduced by pressure regulators before passing into 


the heating mains.. The steam for the heating of the Engi- 
neering Building is reduced at a point near the boilers 
and is distributed at low pressure, 10 pounds or less, de- 
pending upon weather conditions. The steam for the low 
pressure heating system in Kidenbaugh Hall, until re- 
cently, was transmitted at boiler pressure by means of a 
two-inch high pressure main, 245 feet in length, to a pres- 
sure regulator placed just within the walls of the building. 
From here it was distributed at low pressure to the radia- 
tors. On account of the need of more constant supervision 
of the pressure regulator, this was removed from Riden- 
baugh Hall and installed in the Engineering Building at 
the point where the high pressure main left that building. 
The low pressure piping systems of the Engineering Build- 
ing and Kidenbaugh Hall are designed on the single pipe 
or continuous circuit system, with single riser and single 
radiator for each radiator. 

The boiler plant of the Engineering Building is also 
used to operate the 60 H. P. engine installed in that build- 
ing, and provision has been made for the utilization of the 
exhaust steam from this engine for heating purposes. This 
has been arranged by a connection between the exhaust 
pipe of the engine and the low pressure mains of the Engi- 
neering Building and the placing of the back-pressure 
valve in the main exhaust pipe leading to the roof. When 
the engine is running, sufficient steam is usually supplied 
for the heating of the building without drawing steam di- 
rectly from the boilersi. 

The Armory and Gymnasium is heated by a cheap sec- 
tional steam boiler Avith distribution system designed on 
the same system as the plant of the Engineering Building, 
though coil radiators are used throughout in the latter 

At present wood is used as fuel in both plants. 

In the new assay building, on account of the special C(.n- 
ditions present, a different heating plant was adopted. The 
arrangement of rooms consists of one large main working 


room, \\\i\\ ;i niimbor of small rooms used for vni-ioiis spe- 
cial purposes, at each (mhI. As the larj^-e room was heated 
sullfieieiitlv by the radiation from (he assay furnaees, it 
was thoiij>lit ueeessary to ])rovide for the heatiii^;" of only the 
smaller rooms at the end. This was accomplished by the 
installation of two small steam heaters at either end of the 
larije room, which help in the heatin"^ of that room by their 
radiation, and heat the end rooms by overhead coilsL Coal 
is used as fuel. 

No provision has been made as yet for the heatinjj^ of the 
Metalluro^ical Building. 

The Horticultural Building is heated by hot water, using 
a. "Tropic" hot water heater. Coal is used for fuel. 

The Agricultural Building is to' be heated by steam by 
a 50 H. P. boiler, being in process of installation. The di- 
rect-indirect system of heat distribution and ventilation 
will be used. 

The present increase in the number of buildings on the 
campus, together with those under construction and con- 
templated, and the expenses in labor and fuel of running 
so many separate and necessarily more or less inefficient 
plants, make it very desirable that a central heating plant 
be installed at the earliest possible time. The installation 
of such a plant would resralt in an economy in the heating 
service and would also reduce the fire-hazard very ma- 
teriallv as well as furnish a far more uniform and better 


All buildings on the campus are lighted by electricity, 
using 110 volt lamps, arc and incandescent, supplied at 
present with power from the mains of the Moscow Electrify 
Light and Power Company. Altogether 421 incandescent 
and 6 arc lamps are used, distributed as follows : 

Engineering Building, incandescent lamps, 83; Riden- 
baugh Hall, incandescent lamps, 150 ; Assay Building, in- 

32 , 'Rei»oRt of the regents 

candescenF^ainp^,' SI*, Ai^mory and Gymnasium, incandes- 
cent lamps, 140; Horticultural Building, incandescent 
lamps, 5 ; Annex, incandescent lamps, 10 ; Barn, incandes 
cent lamps, 2; Armory and Gymnasium, arc lamps, 5; 
Assay Building, arc lamps, 1. 

The Engineering Building and Ridenbaugh Hall, with 
the smaller buildings, are also connected with the Univer- 
sity Power Plant, which has on several different occasions 
supplied lights during temporary defects of the city sup- 
ply. Up to the present time it has not been found advis- 
able to depend entirely upon our own power for lighting. 

Until October, 1903, the University paid 20 cents per 
1000 watt-hours for light. At that time the following slid- 
ing scale of rates was secured : 14 cents per 1000 watt- 
hours for the first 500,000 watt-hours ; 12 cents per 1000 
watt-hours for the next 200,000 watt-hours; 10 cents per 
1000 watt-hours for all over 700,000 watt-hours. 

In September a new rate was obtained. Since that time 
we have obtained our light on the following basis: 12 
cents per 1000 watt-hours for total not exceeding 700,0()0 
watt-hours ; 10 cents per 1000 watt-liours for the next 300,- 
000 Avatt-hours; 10 cents per 1000 watt-hours on the whole 
when total exceeds 1,000,000 watt-hours. 

^lorrill Hall wlien complete will contain approximately 
150 lamps, and it will be necessary to install about 30 in- 
candescent lamps, or their equivalent in arc lamps, in the 
new Metallurgical Building. 


The State Legislature of 1905 appropriated the sum of 
|40,000 for the site, erection, and equipment of a metal- 
lurgical laboratory. Prior to the adoption of plans for the 
expenditure of this appropriation, a committee of the 
Regents inspected the metallurgical laboratories recently 
erected for the Mining Schools of Colorado, Utah, and Mon- 


tana, and obtaiiiod by ('orr('S])()ii(lentr. sketches of plans 
adopted by several other schools. 

At first it was proposed to place all the work, inclndin<^ 
assaying;-, nnder one roof, as in the State University of 
Utah. It is strongly demonstrated, however, that separate 
buildings wonld permit a better and more economical ar- 
ran^rements of apparatns and work and wonld diminish 
ojreatly the fire risk. Accordinp;ly, the two departments 
of metallnroical work were separated, and the assaying 
was assigned to one building; and the crushing, classifica- 
tion, and concentration with other processes of ore-treat- 
ment, to the other. Architect H. N. Blach drew the plans 
and specifications for both buildings and supervised the 
construction. The first advertisement for bids was unsuc- 
cessful. Five firms submitted bids, but the lowest bid was 
considerablv in excess of the architect's estimate for the 
building, and all bids were rejected, December 13, 1905. 
The plans were slightly revised, and a new advertisement, 
including both buildings, was issued. On March 13, 1906, 
bids were received from the following contractors : Colson 
& Son, Spokane; Hastie & Dougan, Spokane; Collins & 
Walker, Kendrick; M. P. Zeigler, Moscow; for heating, A. 
L. Vroman & Son of Moscow, and the Moscow Hardware 
Company; for fixtures, The Troy Lumber and M'fg Com- 
pany. The contract for the construction of both build- 
ings, including the heating and plumbing of the Assay 
Building and the plumbing of the Metallurgical Building, 
was awarded to Mr. M. F. Zeigler, the lowest bidder, for 
the sum of |31,097.00. Dates of completion were tO' be 
August 15 and September 15 respectively. A satisfactory 
bond was executed, and work was begun March 15, 1906. 

The Assaqj Building 

Though designed for a special technical purpose, this 
building corresponds architecturally with other buildings 
on the campus and is particularly pleasing in appearance 


and finish. Tlie plan was chiefly determined by the soft 
coal fuel used in the assay furnaces. An arrangement for 
easy delivery of fuel and a minimum of dust had been well 
worked out by the Colorado School of Mines, and the gen- 
eral plan of their building was adopted. Changes were 
made for better lighting, better apportionment of space, 
and the improvement of the architectural design. The 
building is of one story, of selected brick with rubble foun- 
dations, and is fully equipped for assaying and the small 
scale metallurgical experiments. For interiors native tam- 
arack and white pine in natural finish have been employed. 

The floor plan resembles the capital letter I and is 110 
feet by 52 feet over all. T\vO' large skylights furnish abun- 
dant light. 

In the central portion of the building is the furnace 
room, 70x50 feet, which contains 10 double muffle furn- 
aces, besides gasoline and melting furnaces. There will be 
additional room for 18 furnaces when they are needed. This 
space will for the present be occupied by tables for metal- 
lurgical experiments. In the east end is a small chemical 
laboratory, a lavatory, and a large store room, in which 
will be a dark room for photographic work. In the west 
end is an office and parting and balance rooms. Several 
fine assay and analytical balances, bullion rolls, and other 
assay and chemical apparatus make a very complete equip- 

The Metallurgical Building 

Before deciding on the style of building, as many ideas 
as possible were gathered by consultation and correspond- 
ence with mining men, professors of mining, and others. 
It was decided to plan for work on a commercial scale, du- 
plicating working conditions by using as many machines 
as necessary of the smallest practical size. Most mining 
schools use either very small size machines or a very few 
large machines and teach little more than principles, leav- 



iiiii" tho student to learn the rest when and where he can. 
On coniph'tiou of preliminary plans, blue prints were sent 
to mining men and others for eritieism. Without exce]>- 
tion the large scale idea was favored by the men who em- 
ploy mining-school graduates, while some educators disap- 
proved. New plans were then prepared, advantage being 
taken of the criticism offered and the original idea ad- 
hered to. 

The building is of brick veneer and has different floors 
and levels as in a mill. Tbe ground floor plan is 84x9r; 
feet. Along the east or high side will be several bins for 
the reception of ore. Running in front of the bins wlil be 
a belt conveyor to take ore to a gyratory crusher, after 
passing which it will be elevated to the floor above, where 
it will be weighed atuomatically by a machine built by the 
students, sampled automatically, and delivered by con- 
veyor to bins over the receiving bins. From these bins the 
ore will be taken for treatment by any of the processes used 
in the plant. 

The floor of the building is in four steps, with a fifth 
20x30 feet, to accommodate the jigs. This arrangement 
provides solid foundations for all machines and insures 
the nearly automatic passage of ore through the mill and 
unobstructed light in all parts. The floors, which will have 
a slope of 1-4 inch per foot, will be of concrete and pro 
vided with gutters and drains. 

On the lowest level is a row of cement tanks to be used 
as sump tanks and for the retention of tailings, for retreat- 

The equipment of the Assay Building may be regarded 
as practically complete, but an expenditure of |5000 will 
be needed for additional equipment for the mill, as follows : 
Heating plant, |1400; crushers and samplers with acces 
sories, concentration plant including rolls, jigs, concentra- 
torSy and magnetic separators, stamp mill with accessories 
and additions to the cyanide plant^ |3600. 



Plans for the construction of a building, for which the 
designation of Morrill Hall is recommended, were ordered 
at a meeting of the board held April 5, 1906, and approved 
at the June meeting. The reasons which influenced this 
decision may be outlined as follows : 

1. The destroyed Administration Building contained 
46 lecture and office rooms, and its reconstruction was ex- 
pected to occupy at least one year and a half. It was neces- 
sary, therefore, to erect in the summer of 1906 a building 
which could contain upwards of 30 rooms and should be 
available for general college purposes in 1906-7. 

2. It was advisable that the building should serve as 
the permanent home of one of the departments of the Uni- 
versity. The Agricultural Experiment Station is one of 
the largest departments of the University. The work of 
each member of the station staff is closely related to the 
work of his colleagues; the whole is directed by a common 
purpose and may advantageously be treated as a unit and 
placed under one roof. 

3. Our obligations to the United States Government 
made it necessary that provision be made for housing the 
station work with all convenient speed. 

4. The plans for the new Administration Building did 
not provide for Agricultural Chemistry or any department 
that made frequent use of explosive or highly inflammable 

The land for the site was received by donations from 
citizens of Moscow and Latah County. The contract for 
the stone work on the foundation was awarded to Mr. J. 
C. Scheyer at |4.50 per perch, and for the concrete work to 
Mr. W. A. Lauder of Moscow at |8.50 per cubic yard. Bids 
for the construction of the superstructure were received 
from Taylor & Lauder, Moscow; Colson & Son, Spokane; 
Jess F. Collins, Lewiston; Use & Butler, Spokane; Hal- 
loran & Dubray, Lewiston. 

The contract for the superstructure including the plas- 


teiMn<»' and tinishinj^' of the second story complete was 
awarded to Oolson .S: Son of Spokane*, (he lowest bidder, for 
the snni of |2(),173.00 — a satisfactory bond to be furnished 
by the contractor. 

Bids for heating" and phind)ing were received from A. L. 
Vronian & Son, Moscow; Taylor & Norlin, Lewiston; and 
Charles Hahn, LeAviston. The contract for heating and 
plumbing was awarded to A. L. Vroman & Son, the lowest 
bidders, for the sum of |5163, on filing a satisfactory bond. 

Although well adapted for general emergency uses dur- 
ing 1906-7, Morrill Hall is specially designed to meet the 
permanent needs of the Agricultural College and Experi- 
ment Station. The building is 125 feet by 65 feet, and 
three stories high, with beating plant and toilet rooms in 
the basement. In addition to the main building there will 
be a pavilion in the rear, 44x55 feet, with brick walls and 
truss roof for stock and judging classes, and to accommo- 
date Stock Breeders' Conventions and Farmers' Institute 
gatherings. The pavilion will be arranged in amphithe^ 
atre style, with room in tbe centre for the exhibition of 
several animals of any of the breeds of live stock. 

The main building will contain laboratories and class 
rooms as follows : The first floor will provide a class room 
for dairying and animal husbandry lectures, and milk testr 
ing laborator-y with two' rooms for creamery work and 
cheesemaking. In the west end, one room for Horticul- 
tural laboratory and two rooms for Agronomy and soil 
laboratory and offices for the Director of the Experiment 
Station, bulletin mailing room, and private office of the 

The second floor will contain laboratory and demonstra- 
tion rooms for agricultural chemistry with private office 
for the Chemist and two rooms for the Irrigationist and his 
work. The west end is designed for the Cbllege and Ex- 
periment Station library and two rooms for the Horticul- 

The third floor will furnish class rooms and laboratories 


for Entomology, Botany, Bacteriology, and Plant Path- 
ology with a dark room for the work in photography. 
There is also a large room for the exhibition of agricultural 
and horticultural specimensi, such as fruits, grains, and 

There are other small rooms for the janitor and for stor- 
ing material used in this building. 

The building is constructed of brick and stone and will 
be made fire proof as far as possible. It will be one of the 
best buildings found in the western states used for strictly 
agricultural purposes and Experiment Station work. It 
will enable us tO' give a thorough course of instruction in 
Agriculture as well as carry on investigations in the work 
of the experiment station. 


The citizens of Caldwell have donated to the Experiment 
Station 320 acres of land located near the government 
Deer Flat site, and about three miles from Caldwell, and 
six from Nampa. 

The location is suitable for experiments in irrigation 
and drj land farming. A portion of the land is being 
cleared, and the contract is let for installing a pumping 
plant to irrigate twenty-five acres this fall for experiments 
in winter irrigation. The land is being planted with a view 
to testing grains, grasses, forage plants, trees, and shrub- 
bery, both with winter and summer irrigation and with no 
irrigation whatever. As the work progresses, work will be 
carried on in testing the value of forage plants and other 
farm crops in feeding farm animals. In this work the de- 
partment of Agriculture, through the office of Irrigation 
Investigations, will co-operate with us. Work is already 
laid out extending up to the year 1911, and this will be still 
further extended as the work develops, and new problems 
present themselves. 

The value of the investigations carried on at this auxil- 


iary station to the ])(M)]>1(» of SontluM-n Idalio can liardly bo 
overestiniattHl. In oiHM'atin<»' this station tin* «rovernniont 
fnnds can b(\ nscMi only in ox]HM'inHMital work, and iho Stale 
will have to fnrnish some assistance in tln^ way of perma- 
nent im]>rovements, sncli as f(Mices, bnildinjjjs, etc. The 
work will be nnder immediate snpervision of Mr. Elias 
Nelson, a oradnate of the TTniversity of Wyominji^. All the 
work, however, will be snbject to the approval of the Di- 
rector of the State Experiment Station and nnder the <?en- 
eral direction of the Board of Res^ents. 

When the storas^e reservoir is completed, there will be 
nearly one-half of the tract under ditch, thns making the 
land very valuable. The people of Caldwell are entitled to 
great credit for the enterprise manifested in making this 
donation to the cause of Agricultural Science. 


Since Julv 1, 1905, some twentv local Institutes have 
been held, and from actual count more than 5000 people 
were in attendance. The Institutes were located in seven 
different counties. The first Normal Institute for farmers 
was held at Caldwell, January 23-31. The interest mani- 
fested by the people of Caldwell and vicinity in this work 
was gratifying, indeed. More than five hundred people at- 
tended the meetings, and a considerable number were pres- 
ent at every session. The demonstrations in cookery by 
Miss Ryan were well received. From fifty to one hundred 
ladies were present at every demonstration. There were 
twenty sessions, occupying the morning, afternoon, and 
evening of each day. 

It is our intention to hold a similar meeting at some 
other point during the coming winter, thus extending this 
work, making it a source of information and instruction 
that will be of great value to men and women who are en- 
gaged in the practical affairs of farm and home. 

The annual appropriation for this work is not adequate, 


if we should attempt to meet the demand for assistance in 
this line increasing each year. Fifteen hundred dollars 
instead of one thousand should not he too much of an in- 
crease to expect at the hands of the Legislature for this 
purpose, making the biennial appropriation |3,000.00. 


Since the last biennial report there has been an increase 
ing interest in this department. The scope of the work has 
been broadened and now embodies both Domestic Science 
and Domestic Art and is designated as Domestic Economy, 
which includes all branches of both courses. 

As a department it has two purposes. The first is to 
offer short courses of two years which shall be available 
as part of the general education of all young women in 
the College of Letters and Science. The second is to offer 
to those young women who look forward to teaching or 
other professional work, the opportunity to take a four 
years' course in Domestic Economy leading to a degree. 
This includes: 

1 The studies required of all regular students in the 
College of Letters and Science. 

2 Prescribed courses in general sciences. 

3 Special courses in Home Economics. 

4 Free Electives. 

In 1904 the enrollment was thirty-five. Now there are 
seventy-three, classified as follows: 

First Year Cookery 21 

Second Year Cookery 14 

Third Year Cookery 6 


First Year Sewing 22 

Second Year Sewing. 10 


Total number of students in the department 73 

Of this number, twO' are specializing for a degree. 


The probhMu fliat arose two years a^o of lindiiij; sn if able 
rooms in wliich to install tlu^ nocess^iry (MpiiiMuent and ac- 
conuuodate the incre^isin^- number of students still con- 
fronts us. 

One room in Kidenbau^h Hall has been <»iven \\\) for the 
ilse of this department and serves alternately as kitchen, 
dinin^i' room, sewing room, and laboratory for these sev- 
enty-three students. Here must be kept all the ecpiipment, 
which includes not only kitchen utensils, china, glass, 
cutlery for dining room service, but sewing machines, 
tables, drafting boards, etc., for sewing and designing. 

The seriousness of the condition is evident. With the 
enrollment growing larger eacli year and with quarters 
wholly inadequate to meet the demand, it is impossible to 
offer the full course. 

There is no' longer any question as to the importance of 
this course. It is now^ generally recognized. But the work 
cannot bring successful results under existing conditions. 

A building is needed to meet the demands, a building of 
substantial structure, well lighted, well ventilated, fur- 
nished wdth best modern equipment and large enough to ac- 
commodate comfortably the entire plan of a four years' 


In the fire of March 30, 1906, the entire University Li- 
brary, with the exception of the books in the Electrical En- 
gineering Department, the Mining Department, and those 
loaned to the members of the faculty and students, was 
destroyed. Of the loaned books 122 have have been re- 
turned to the library. Some of the books which were in 
the Mining Department (about 150 bound volumes) have 
been returned to the library. The others (about 175 vol- 
umes) are still in the department. Tlie books which were 
in the Electrical Engineering Department, numbering 
about 230, remain there. All of these books will ultimately 


be catalogued in the library and may then be loaned to the 

We have received as gifts from friends of the University 
11832.82 in cash, 1283 books, 243 pamphlets, and many 
magazines. These gifts were more than welcome, not only 
, because of their intrinsic value, but also because they show 
the interest in the University and its work which is felt by 
people outside our State as well as by those within its bor- 
ders. A list of the benefactors of the library is appended 
to this report. 

Many of the books needed for immediate use have been 
purchased. These have all been recorded in the accession 
book, and most of them have been classified according to 
the decimal classification. With the exception of the Pub- 
lic Documents and the duplicates, the gifts have been ac- 
cessioned. The Public Documents will be accessioned as 
soon as possible, and it is hoped that those which are used 
a great deal and which cannot now be secured in bound 
form may be bound. The duplicate gifts not needed in the 
library will be placed in the duplicate collection and used 
as exchanges with other libraries. It is thought that by 
this means we can secure a number of valuable books with 
no expense except that of transportation. Of the maga- 
zines given to the library about eighteen volumes have 
been bound. The others have been sorted and tied to- 
gether in volumes so that tlie^^ are ready for binding as soon 
as funds are available. 

Kigid economy has been practiced in the expenditure of 
library funds, and every effort isi being made to have all 
the material in the new library accessible. To this end a 
dictionary and card catalog listing all books and pam- 
phlets by author, title, and subject will be made. The 
Library of CongTess printed cards will be used when prac- 
ticable, and all other cards will be typewritten. These will 
be arranged alphabetically so that no material which might 
be of use will be overlooked. 

During 1906 the library has received regularly and kept 

ov 'pui: ihViviMtsiTV oi' IDAHO 48 

on tile r)S lUM'iodicJils, some of (liciii Iumii*;- of ^cncrjil iii- 
toivst and oUkm's bcin^ i)ni'('ly i)r()f('ssi()njil and Icclinical. 
AlH)nt 50 n(^^vs])a|)(M*s IVoni varions parls of (lie state are 
receiviHl j^ratls and kepi on lilc while tln^v are of interest 
to the stndents. Tlie Idaho Daily Stalesnnin and tlie 
Spokesnian-lveview are rcMcived i»i'atis for ])erinan(Mit filinoj 
in tlie library. 

On Deeendier 1, lOCXJ, the contents of the library were as 
folloAvs : 

2900 volnnies, exclnsive of Pnblic Documents. 

IGO i>aniplilets, exclusive of Public Documents. 

5000 Public Documents (approximate number). 

2000 Government Pamphlets (approximate and includ- 
ing- Exp. Sta. Pamphlets). 

Ab<iut 500 books have been ordered but have not been 

The library has been open on week days, except Satur- 
days and holidays, from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. and on Satur- 
days from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. 

Between September 19 and December 1, 1906, 342 Books 
and 58 magazines were loaned to students and members of 
the faculty for home use, 14 volumes were loaned to the 
Domestic Science Department, 51 volumes to the Civil 
Engineering- Departmernt, and 38 volumes to the Depart- 
ment of Biological Sciences. Books loaned to departments 
are kept in the department while they are needed for con- 
stant reference. 

The loss of our library of about 12,000 volumes bas been 
keenly felt by all departments of the University. The loss 
of the general reference collection was very serious, as 
these books had been carefully selected and purchased at 
great expense. To place the reference work of our library 
on an equal footing with that of other Universities of the 
Northwest we need complete files of several periodicals, 
the complete works of all the standard authors, more dic- 
tionaries, atlases, handbooks of general information, his- 
torical and literary reference books, and various indexes 


and catalogues. Our periodical list should be enlarged sso 
that we could offer our students the latest authentic in- 
formation in the work in which they are interested, espe- 
cially if it be along scientific lines. The English and the 
History Departments have suffered much from the loss of 
the library, for without books their lecture work and read- 
ing courses are greatly hampered. Books are their raw 
material, and without proper material the best work can- 
not be done. The Language Departmentsi, both ancient 
and modern, are very much in need of books, especially the 
texts of the various authors. The science work is very 
much handicapped by the present lack of books as is the 
work of the Mining and Engineering Departments. In 
fact the present efficiency of every department of the Uni- 
versity would be greatly increased by a generous appro- 
priation for the library. Every effort has been made to 
enlist the aid of the alumni and others interested in edu- 
cation, and many generous gifts have been received. But 
it is quite apparent that these will be adequate for a short 
time only and that, in order to build up a sufficient work- 
ing library, the assistance of the State must be invoked. 

An appropriation of $10,000 is greatly needed for the 
immediate purchase of books in order that the University 
may maintain its proper place in the educational work of 
the Northwest. The need of increased library resources 
was great even before the destruction of the old library. 
Now the need is imperative. 

The University of Idaho compares favorably in many re- 
spects with the University of Washington at Seattle, but 
its library advantages are far greater than ours. Its 
library contains 22,164 bound volumes and 10,000 pam- 
phlets. In 1905-6 it spent f 7000 for additions alone. 
Washington has a larger population and a higher property 
valuation than Idaho, but in Idaho we are confronted with 
the double necessity of making additions to the superstruc- 
ture while we are required to lav the verv foundations of a 
good library. 


Sinco ^larcli 30 the library has been hoiiscHl in tlie Gym- 
iiasiuin. This arranj^eiiKMit is very unsatisfactory, not only 
bocanso it deprives the students of the use of the Gymna- 
sium and the Military Departnu^nt of the di'ill floor, but 
also because it cannot be properly lighted and heated for 
library purposes. 

The library should have a fire proof building especially 
planned for library use. It should be so arranged that it 
could be comfortably iieated and well lighted, the fittings 
should be of fire proof material, and the shelving should 
be of steel. The building should be of sufficient size to 
provide for the growth of the library, for it must grow as 
the University grows; and it should be so planned that 
additions could be made as they are needed without less- 
ening the practical and convenient use of the library. 

It is estimated that the central portion of a fire proof 
building adequate for our present needs will cost |50,000. 


Cash subscriptions have been received as follows : 
Beta Sigma Sorority, Moscow, flOO.OO; Boise, citizens of 
Boise through the University of Idaho Club, as follows: 
Aikman, Robert, |10.00; Ballou-Latimer Company, |5.00; 
Bank of Commerce, |50.00 ; Blomquist, J. A., |5.00 ; Boise 
City National Bank, |50.00; Boise Commission Company, 
15.00; Booth, W. T., flO.OO; Borah, W. E., flOO.OO ; Broad- 
bent, John, 15.00; Caldwell, T. J., |5.00; Capital State 
Bank, |50.00 ; cash, |3.00; Cate, Dr. A. W., |5.00; Collister, 
Dr. George, |2.00; Crane, Dr. Charles, |5.00; Dolan, W. 
F., 12.50; Eastman & Teller, flO.OO; Eichelberger, E., 
15.00; Falk Mercantile Company, |50.00; First Natioual 
Bank of Idaho, |50.00; Gibsou, W. H., |5.00; Gooding, 
Gov. Frank R., |50.00 ; Grunbaum, Leo P., flO.OO ; Guheen, 
J. J., 15.00; Hawley, James H., |50.00 ; Hoover, Mrs. E. M., 
.00; Johnson & Johnson, |10.00; Maberly, E. H., |5.00; 



McOrum & Deary Company, |5.00; Maxey, Dr. Ed, |5.00; 
Morrison, John T., |50.00 ; Noble, Kobert, f 50.00 ; North- 
rop, W. M., 15.00; Peasley Transfer Company, |5.00; Eich- 
ards, W. P., |5.00; Richards & Haga, }20.00; Ridenbaugh, 
Mrs.. W. H., 110.00; Riglitenour, Dr. S. R., }5.00; Scott, 
May L., |2.50; Stockslager, Judge C C, |25.00; Tate, 
Philip E., 15.00; Tonrtelotte, J. E.' & Company, $50.00; 
Ustick, H. P., 15.00; Wheeler-Motter Company, |10.00: 
Whitehead, W., |5.00; Wyman & Wyman, |5.00. Cash, 
110.00; Columbian Club, Boise, |75.00; Culver, Edward 
H., Lewiston, f 50.00; Diploma Fund, |25.22; Freight re- 
funded because prepaid, |4.60; Hulme, Mr. and Mrs. E. 
M., Moscow, 150.00; Ladies' Historical Club, Moscow, 
150.00; Larrabee, Leona L., Portland, Ore., |5.00; Mann, 
Mr. and Mrs. P. J., Portland, Ore., |100.00; Morley, W. S., 
Moscow, 128.00; Moscow High School, |14.00; Neptune 
Hose Company, Moscow, |100.00; St. Maries, Citizens of 
St. Maries, |132.00; Simpson, Charles B., Pretoria, S. 
Africa, |50.00; University of Idaho Alumni Association, 
f 125.00; University of Idaho English Club, |14.00; West 
End Hose Compam^, Moscow, |50.00 ; Wolfson, A. E., Kan- 
sas City, Mo., $5.00 ; Wood, Joseph, Moscow, |5.00. Total, 

Books and pamphlets have been received as follow^ : 
Adams, Brooks, Boston, 2 v. ; Adams, Charles Francis, 
Boston, 6 V. ; Aldrich, John M., Moscow, 3 v. ; Altemus, 
Henry Altemus Compan^^ Philadelphia, 1 v. ; American 
Bankers' Association, New York City, 10 v. ; American Bar 
Association, New York City, 6 v., 4 p. ; American Book 
Company, New York City, 37 v. ; Andrews, Charles M., 
Bryn Mawr, Pa., 1 v. ; Andrews, E. Benjamin, Lincoln, 
Neb., 140 V. ; Baker & Taylor Company, New York City, 
4 V. ; Bigelow, Poultne^', New York City, 4 v. ; Bibliotheca 
Nacional, Havana, Cuba, 10 v.; Boston Book Company, 
Boston, 3 v., 8 p. ; Boston Public Library, Boston, 56 v. ; 
Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Me., 2 v. ; Brousseau, 
Kate, New York City, 1 v. ; Bullock, Charles Jesse, Cam- 


l)ri(li»e, 2 v.; Riirr, (Icor^v 1.., Illincji, N. Y., 20 v.; Carne- 
gie Iiistitnlion of >\'asliin<'(()n, W'ashiui^lon, I). 0., 45 v.; 
Class of 1J)10, ITiiivci'siiy of Idaho, 2 v.; ( 'levclaiid, I'^rod- 
erick A., New York ('i(.y, 2 v.; Colmnbia University, New 
New York City, 1 v.; Conistock, J. II. and A. 15., Kliaca, N. 
Y., 1 v.; Conant, Charles A., New York Cily, 4 \.; Denver 
IMiblie JJhrary, 3 v., p.; De Vinnc, Theodore L., New 
York City, 5 v. ; Dnnnin.o, AV. A., New Y^ork City, 3 v. ; Edn- 
eational Pnblisliino- Conijiany, New York City, 17 v. ; 
rusher, Sidney Georoe, Pliiladelpliia, 7 v.; Fleming, Wil- 
liam H., New York City, 4 v.; Folsom, M. A., Spokane, 19 
V. ; Fnnk iS: Waonalls' Company, New York City, 1 v. ; Gar- 
rison, W. P., New York City, 4 v. ; Ghent, W. J., New York 
City, 2 V. ; Griffith, Max Wilder, Moscow, 7 v. ; Hammer, 
New York City, 1 v. ; Griffith, Max Wilder, Moscow, 7 v. ; 
Hammer, New York City, 1 v. ; Hart, Albert Bnshnell, 
Cambridi>e, 4 v. ; Harvard Law Eeview Association, Cam- 
bridge, 1 V. ; Harvard University, Cambridge, 1 v. ; Heath, 

D. C. & Company, Boston, 4 . ; Higginson, Thomas Went- 
worth, Cambridge, 3 v., 1 p. ; Hoover, Mrs. E. M., Boise, 4 
V. ; Honghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston, 29 v. ; Hnlme, 

E. M., Moscow 66 v. ; Illinois, University of Illinois, Ur- 
bana, 111., 10 v. ; Immigration Kestriction League, Boston, 
3 p. ; Ireland, AJleyne, Boston, 2 v. ; Jameson, M. Ethel, 
Detroit, Mich., 1 v. ; Jenks, J. W., Ithaca, N. Y., 2 v. ; Jen- 
sen, J. C, Moscow, 2 V. ; John Crerar Library, Chicago, 6 v. ; 
Johnson, Mrs. H. B., Boise, 18 v. ; Johnson, H. Z., Boise, 5 
V. ; Jones J. S., Moscow, 4 v. ; Judd, Orange Judd Com- 
pany, New York City, 2 v. ; Judson, F. N., St. Louis, Mo., 
3 Y. ; Judson, L. B., Moscow, 19 v. ; Kinley, David, Urbana, 
111., 1 V. ; Lane, John Lane & Company, New York City, 3 
V. ; League of American Municipalities, Chicago, 111., 1 v. ; 
Lowell, Albert Lawrence, Cambridge, Mass., 5 v. ; Macmil- 
lan Company, New York City, 2 v. ; Marquis & Company, 
Chicago, 1 V. ; Mahan, Capt. A. T., New York City, 1 v. ; 
Merriam, George S., New^ York City, 1 v.; Michigan, T'ni- 
versity of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, 360 v., 200 p. ; 


Moore, John Basisett, New York City, 6 v.; Moore, Mr:^. 
Julia A., Moscow, 21 v. ; Munro, D. C, Madison, Wis., B v ; 
Norton, Charles Eliot, Cambridge, 4 v. ; Parsons, Eugene, 
Denver, 57 v; Pennsylvania, History Dep't of University of 
Pa., Phil., 6 V. ; Perkins, J. B., Kochester, N. Y., 3 v. ; Pre- 
paratory Students of University of Idaho, 1 v. ; Providence 
Public Library, Providence, E. I., 1 p. ; Rhodes, James 
Ford, Boston, Mass., 5 v. ; Richardson, A. L., Boise, 19 v. ; 
Ringwalt, R. C, New York City, 1 v. ; Robbins, Hayes, 
Winchester, Mass., 3 p. ; Schouler, James, Boston, 7 v. ; 
Scott, James Brown, New York City, 1 v. ; Scott, Foresman 
& Co., Chicago, 4 v. ; Seager, H. R., New York Ctiy, 1 v. ; 
Seeley, Levi, Trenton, N. J., 3 v.; Shambaugh, Benjamin 
F., Iowa City, Iowa, 7 v. ; Silver Burdett & Company, New 
York City, 12 v. ; Simpson, T. M., Hall, M. W. & Calkins, 
W., Moscow, 1 V. ; Sonna, A. J., Boise, 51 v. ; Stoddard, 
John L., New York City, 14 v. ; Taussig, F. W., Cambridge, 
19 V. ; Toy, C. H., Cambridge, 2 v. ; Triggs, O. L., Chicago, 
2 V. ; Van Dyke, Henry, Princeton, N. J., 4 v. ; Van Dyke, 
Paul, Princeton, N. J., 1 v. ; Wagner, M. Elvia, Moscow, 1 
V. ; Washington Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C, 
1 V. ; Whitcomb & Barrows, Boston, 6 v. ; ^Hiite, Andrew 
Dickson, Ithaca, N. Y., 4 v. ; Wildman, M. S., New York 
City, 1 V. ; Williamson, Mrs., Boise, 4 v. ; Wisconsin State 
Historical Society, Madison, Wis., 1 v. ; Young, Mrs. M. E., 
Moscow, 1 V. ; Anonymous gifts, 10 v. Total, 1283 v., 243 p. 

Magazines have been received from the following: An- 
drews, E. Benjamin, Lincoln, Neb.; Carnegie Library, 
Boise; Dockery, Mrs. E. J., Boise; Hoover, Mrs. E. M., 
Boise; Lane, Mrs. T., Boise; Lane, Mrs. S., Boise; Lony, 
Mrs. A. F., Boise; McGrew, Mrs. B. F., Boise; Michigan, 
University of Michigan Library, Ann xArbor ; Morrow, Mrs. 
J. B., Boise; Ridenbaugh, Mrs. W. H., Boise; Watts, Mrs. 
J. C, Boise; Witherspoon, Herbert, Moscow. 

Public Documents have been sent by the following: 
Senator W. B. Heyburn, Senator Fred T. Dubois, Congress- 
man Burton L. French, Commissioner of Education W. T. 


Harris, Libra I'iaii of C(>n<:;r('HS lIiTbert Piiliiam, Siipcrin- 
ttMuieul of Docunients, Sinilhsonian InHtilnlion, l)('])arf- 
meiit of A«>Ti(*iiIture, War DcpartnuMil, liahor Hnrcau, 
Coiiiniissionor of Labor of New York State, Superintend- 
ent of Ininii<;ration, Ottawa. 

Special diseounts have been olfered by the followinjjj: 
A. S. Barnes & Company, New York City; Century Com- 
pany, New York City ; Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 
City; Edneational Publishing Company, Rochester, N. Y. ; 
Ginn & Company, Boston ; Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 
Boston ; Library Bureau, Chicago; J. B. Lippincott & Com- 
pany, Philadelphia; Longmans, Green & Company, New 
York City; Silver Bnrdett & Company, New York City; 
Werner & Company, Akron, Ohio; John Wiley & Sons, 
New York City ; H. W. Wilson Company, Minneapolis. 


The following exhibit of receipts and disbursements rep- 
resents the main divisions of the University's funds: (1) 
The U. S. Gov. Morrill Fund. (2) The U, S. Gov. Hatch 
Fund. (3) The U. S. Gov. Adams Fund. (4) The State 
Maintenance Funds. (5) The State Improvement Fundsi, 
1905. ( 6 ) The University Fund for the erection and equip- 
ment of the Metallurgical Laboratory. ( 7 ) The University 
of Idaho Insurance Fund. 

The smaller accounts including the local Station Fund 
and the Bond Indemnity Fund are placed with the list of 
warrants in the appeindix. 


(July 1, 1904- June 30, 1905) 


Balance on hand July 1, 1904 $ 300.00 

To Morrill installment for 1904-5 25,000.00 

Total vailable for year ending June 30, 1905 $25,300.00 


(As per abstract of report to U. S. Government) 

By Agriculture $ 1,283.30 

By Mechanic Arts 5,700.00 

By English Language 4,6 58.35 

By Mathematical Science 4,195.70- 

By Natural or Physical Science 4,873.83, 

By Economic Science 4.5 86.60 

Total expended during entire year $25,297.78 

Balance remaining unexpended July 1, 1905 2.22 

(July 1, 1904- June 30, 1905) 


To Hatch installment for 1904-5 $15,000.00 


(As per abstract of report to U. S. Government) 

By Salaries $ 8,244.95 

By Labor 2,205.83 

By Publications 1,006.09 

By Postage and Stationery 235.45 

By Freight and Express 22 9.67 

By Heat, Light, Water, and Power 316.53 

By Chemical Supplies 180.03 

By Seeds, Plants, and Sundry Supplies 365.23 

By Feeding StufCs 555.34 

By Library 155.23 

By Tools, Implements, and Machinery 520.88 

By Furniture and Fixtures 46.62 

By Scientific Apparatus 149.89 

By Live Stock 40.00 

By Traveling Expenses 460.75 

By Contingent Expenses 82.63 

By Building and Repairs 204.38 

Total $15,000.00 


(July 1, IHO.V.IiiiK' M\ \\m\) 


Balance on hand July 1, 1905 $ 2.22 

To MoiTill installment for 1905-6 25,000.00 

Total available for year ending June 30, 190G $25,002.22 

Disbursements . 

(As per abstract of report to U. S. Government) 

By Agriculture $ 1,033.12 

By Mechanic Arts 6,714.34 

By English Language 3,991.65 

,By Mathematical Science 4,504.15 

By Natural or Physical Science 5,290.61 

By Economic Science 3,443.35 

Total expended during year $24,977.22 

Balance unexpended July 1, 1906 25.00 

(July 1, 1905- June 30, 1906) 


To Hatch installment for 1905-6 $15,000.00 


(As per abstract of report to U. S. Government) 

By Salaries $ 8,298.30 

By Labor 2,164.87 

By Publications 748.98 

By Postage and Stationery 173.42 

By Freight and Express 181.00 

By Heat, Light, Water, and Power 525.85 

By Chemical Supplies. 202.78 

By Seeds, Plants, and Sundry Supplies 693.29 

By Feeding Stuffs 421.12 

By Library 136.60 

By Tools, Implements, and Machinery 384.83 

By Furniture and Fixtures 70.74 

By Scientific Apparatus 38,20 

By Live Stock 431.71 

By Traveling Expenses 432.83 

By Contingent Expenses 17.25 

By Building and Repairs 78.23 

Total $15,000.00 


(July 1, 1905- June 30, 1906) 


To Adams Installment for 1905-6 $5,000.00 


(As per abstract of report to U. S. Government) 

By Postage and Stationery $ -2 9.5 

By Freight and Express 75.00 

By Chemical Supplies 182.82 

By Library 178.54 

By Tools, Implements, and Machinery 1,487.95 

By Scientific Apparatus 1,229.23 

By Balance 1,817.96 

Total $5,000.00 


To Legislative Appropriation $40,000.00 

Disbursement for Site Erection and Equipment 

of Metallurgical Laboratory (appendix) $29,632.13 

December 1, 1906, Unexpended Balance 10,367.87 

$40,000.00 $40,000.00 


To Insurance Received from Loss of Adminis- 
tration Building $106,500.00 

By Disbursement, brick cleaning, teaming, re- 
moving debris $ 4,144.91 

By Disbursement, publishing notices to con- 
tractors 39.60 

By Disbursement, lumber and supplies 71.60 

By Disbursement, concrete foundation 803.60 

By Disbursement, electrical supplies 195.57 

By Disbursement, contract stone foundation. . 1,666.00 

By Disbursement, plumbing 436.60 

By Disbursement, contract on building 17,431.19 

By Disbursement, freight, express, and tele- 
phones 86.15 

By Disbursement, architect's fees and super- 
vision 1,168.99 

By Disbursement, grading for foundation and 

approaches 1,598.03 

By Disbursement, purchase of ground 800.00 

Unexpended balance December 1, 1906 78,057.76 



N7M77'; ^lM^TI'J^^^('hJ funds 

(eTiiiiuiiry 1, 11)05 to December 31, 1900) 


To Legislative Appropriation $25,300.00 

To Traveling: Expenses of Regents 1,200.00 

To University Fund 14,045.61 

To School of Science Fund 12,002.16 

To Agricultural College Fund 3,026.86 

To Remittance to Treasurer, W. L. Payne 10,000.00 

To Interest 375.00 

To Returned Warrant by E. H. Nutter 38.75 

To Refund Freiglit Shipment by N. P. R. R 149.00 — $66,137.38 


By Overdraft January 1, 1905 $ 396.04 

By Salaries 24,352.16 

By Printing Catalogs, Reports, Office and Col- 
lege Supplies, etc 2,659.31 

By Fuel, Light, Water, and Power 6,563.94 

By Traveling Expenses, Farmers' Institute and 

Inspection of High Schools 3,494.73 

By Insurance 2,508.50 

By Building Supplies, Furniture and Fixtures. .. 2,794.88 

By Farm Improvements, Stock, Fences, etc 562.84 

By General Labor and Janitors' Supplies 4,076.57 

By Scientific Laboratories, Supplies and Equip- 
ment 7,218.35 

By Library, Military and Musical Supplies 1,473.79 

By Freight, Express, Postage, Telephone, Tele- 
graph, litigation and Misc. Fees 2,549.67 

By Labor 2,450.49 

By Horticulture, Grounds, Labor and Supplies. . 819.15 

By Regents' Traveling Expenses 1,816.47 

By Building repairs 1,943.8 9 

Unexpended Balance, December 1, 1906, in 

Maintenance Fund 4.66 

Unexpended balance December 1, 1906, in 

Regents' Traveling Expense 299.38 

Transferred to local Maintenance Fund 3.56 

To refund from N. P. R. R. for Freight ship- 
ment ! 149.00 




For the Purchase of Library 

To Legislative Appropriation ^ $3,000.00 

Disbursements for Library (appendix) $2,546.73 

Unexpended balance December 1, 1906 463.73 

Refund on Freight 9.75 

$3,009.75 $3,009.75 

For the Equipment of the G>Ttnnasiuin 

To Legislative Appropriation $2,500.00 

Disbursements for Equipment Gymnasium (ap- 
pendix) $2,499.99 

December 1, 1906, Unexpended Balance .01 

$2,500.00 $2,500.00 

For the Improvement of the Campus 

To Legislative Appropriation $ 500.00 

Disbursements for grounds (appendix) $ 426.40 

December 1, 1906, Unexpended Balance 73.60 

$ 500.00 $ 500.00 

For Repau's upon Main Building- 

To Legislative Appropriation $1,500.00 

Disbursements (appendix) $1,500.00 

$1,500.00 $1,500.00 



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